Before Night Falls is autobiographical fiction about the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990). Arenas left Cuba for New York City in the Mariel boat-lift, a famous moment in the history of refugee resettlement, especially the Cuban population most of us work with to some extent.
It stars Javier Bardem and was directed by Julian Schnabel. It’s a bit intense and features adult themes you might not want to watch with children. You can read more here.